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Briefing Report The Federal Protective Service (FPS) created RAMP in response to terrorist events. The goal of RAMP was to provide FPS with the capability to assess risks at federal facilities based on threat, vulnerability, and consequence, and track countermeasures to mitigate those risks; and improve the agency’s ability to monitor and verify that its contract security guards are trained and certified to be deployed to federal facilities (Goldstein, 2011). RAMP’s current status is chaotic. It is behind schedule and over budget. RAMP is over budget because the original system requirements changed and additional resources had to be added to accommodate the new requirements. RAMP is behind schedule due to development and implementation…show more content…
Commercial buildings have increased their security measures due to bombings and terrorist attacks. Generally, they have security policies and an emergency management program that includes evacuation procedures. As far as access control is concerned, they have a reception desk in the lobby to control access into the building, confirm appointments of all visitors and issue temporary ID badges, and issue identification cards to all personnel and tenants that have their photograph and signature (“Security Tips”, 2006). Commercial buildings require the use of I.D. cards for access and require that cards be displayed at all times on the premises (“Security Tips”, 2006). Additionally, shipping and receiving areas have restricted access and is monitored by closed-circuit television surveillance (“Security Tips”, 2006). Security personnel are suitably selected and trained. One weaknesses that still exists within the protocols defined by the FPS is the inspector-based workforce may hinder their ability to protect federal facilities. “Under its inspector-based workforce approach, FPS will rely more on local police departments
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